Neriya river at Mulikkaru to supply water to Dharmasthala by Nov-end

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
neriya dam

Dharmasthala : The vented dam being built across the Neriya river at Mulikkaru, in Dharmasthala village, to supply water to Dharmasthala town, will be ready for use by this November-end, according to Belthangady MLA Harish Poonja. Speaking to presspersons at Dharmasthala after visiting the construction site along with Pattadhikari of Dharmasthala D. Veerendra Heggade and […]

Two CCTV cameras to start operating at Netravathi bridge

Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Netravati CCtv

Mangaluru : The Mangaluru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) installed two CCTV cameras each on the two parallel bridges built across the Netravathi on the National Highway 66 on Wednesday. With several people ending their lives by jumping from the bridge, the MUDA recently finished fencing either sides of the two bridges. According to Akbar Pasha, […]

Netravathi river overflowing in low lying areas at Bantwal

Saturday, August 8th, 2020
Bantwal flood

Bantwal: The water level in the Nethravathi River has been rising and flooding most villages of the taluk. Shops in the Bantwal town and the Bantwal-Jakribettu road is completely flooded. The Bantwal-Godinabali road along with areas in Godinabali too are flooded. Houses in the Alladka area are also flooded. Residents from these areas have been […]

MCC approves 390-cr. water project proposal

Friday, July 20th, 2018

Mangaluru: The drinking water distribution system in the city is expected to get a facelift with a special meeting of Mangaluru City Corporation (MCC) council on Thursday approving a ₹390-crore proposal for the same. Once the strengthening of the distribution system is completed, the proposal includes handing over the operation and maintenance of water infrastructure […]

Mayor seeks govt. funds for development projects

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Mangaluru: Mayor Bhaskar K. on Tuesday appealed to U.T. Khader, Minister for Urban Development and Housing, to sanction ₹12 crore to build the retaining wall, which slipped to the Netravathi at the Thumbe pumping station because of heavy rain last month. In a memorandum submitted to the Minister, the Mayor said that if the retaining […]

Process soon to clear raja kaluves of encroachments

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Mangaluru: Stating that two raja kaluves (major storm-water drains), the one joining the Netravathi and the other the Phalguni, have been encroached upon in certain places, Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S. said here on Tuesday that the process of clearing them will commence in a fortnight. Talking to reporters, Mr. Senthil said that a committee […]

Illegal sand extraction still continues

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Mangaluru: Contrary to allegations that politicians are behind illegal sand extraction in CRZ area, illegal extraction thrives even when the model code of conduct is in force. Motorised large steel boats and earth movers are still deployed to extract and load sand along the CRZ. Dredgers too are being deployed to suck sand during night […]

Bridge-cum-barrage across Netravathi gets clearance

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Mangaluru: The State Cabinet on Saturday granted approval for construction of a bridge-cum-barrage across the Netravathi connecting Adyarkatte, off the National Highway 75, and Harekala, near Mangalore University. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has earmarked ₹ 174 crore in the budget for this work. Apart from meeting the long-standing demand of connecting these two places, the project […]

‘Over exploitation of water alters perennial streams’

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Mangaluru: Overexploitation of water for monoculture has altered some of the perennial streams in the ghats of the Netravathi river basin to intermittent streams coming in the way of perennial nature of the Netravathi, according to a study report by a team of researchers of the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru. The swamp ecosystem […]

‘Unplanned development paththreatening Netravathi basin’

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Mangaluru: An unplanned development path adopted by “unscrupulous decision-makers” is threatening the ecologically sensitive regions in the Netravathi river basin in the State, according to a study report released by a team of researchers from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, here on Friday. The report titled “Carrying capacity of Netravathi river basin based […]